Getting the Message Right: How to Stop Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Affordable Housing
Friday, May 19 at 3pm ET
In his blueprint for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, President Trump proposed to slash federal investments in affordable housing and community development by 15%, putting more than 200,000 families at immediate risk of eviction and homelessness and starving local communities of the resources they need to thrive. Later this month, the Trump administration is expected to release more details.
NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) invite you to learn how to effectively communicate with policymakers and the public about the impact of President Trump’s budget cuts on families and communities.
- Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress
- Jeremy Slevin, Center for American Progress
- Tiffany Manuel, Ph.D.,Enterprise Community Partners
- Amy Clark, National Housing Conference
- Elayne Weiss, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Take action now:
1. Organizations and local governments can sign onto a national letter calling on Congress to lift the caps on federal spending for FY18 equally for defense and non-defense programs and ensure that affordable housing and community development programs receive the highest level of funding possible.
2. Individuals can email members of Congress and urge them to protect critical resources for affordable housing. Email Congress!
3. Everyone can share CHCDF’s new A Place to Call Home report and more than 100 success stories with their members of Congress. A Place to Call Home brings together the latest research on how affordable housing boosts economic mobility, reduces poverty and homelessness, improves health outcomes, and strengthens the economy.